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  • Booth to celebrate 100th birthday

    There are birthdays and then there are milestones. On Feb. 8, Ruth Brecht Booth will mark her 100th birthday.
    “I don’t think we will have 100 candles on the cake,” Ruth’s granddaughter Carol Zupanic said. “It might make the fire alarm go off.”
    When Booth turns 100 years old, she will join more than 53,000 Americans, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The U.S. currently has more 100-year-olds than any other country in the world.

  • Closings for Friday

    CLOSINGS: The Anderson News has confirmed that the following will be closed Friday due to the winter storm:

    BUSINESSES

    Dollar General, West Park Shopping Plaza, 3 p.m. Friday

    EDUCATION

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg
    Anderson County Schools

    GOVERNMENT

  • State of emergency declared as county, city prep for up to 2 feet of snow

    EMERGENCY WEATHER UPDATE, 4 P.M. THURSDAY — With the possibility of up to 2 feet of snow and 35 mph wind gusts expected to hammer Anderson County tomorrow, local officials have declared a joint state of emergency for the City of Lawrenceburg and all of Anderson County.

  • Hyatts inducted into Junior Miss Hall of Fame

    Lawrenceburg’s Nancye Hyatt has had the honor of watching both her daughter, Meredith Lewis, and her granddaughter, McKenna Lewis, be named Anderson County’s Junior Miss and Distinguished Young Woman.
    Saturday night it was her turn to take the stage.
    Hyatt and her late husband Bobby were inducted into the Junior Miss Hall of Fame for their tireless effort and contribution to the program.

  • Carpenter wins Integrity Award

    When 17-year-old Brooklyn Carpenter took the stage at the Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman pageant Saturday night she didn’t let her nerves guide her.
    “I was a little nervous,” she said. “But you have to just do it. Don’t let fear ever stop you from doing anything in life.”
    Carpenter, who won the Anderson County Distinguished Young Woman crown last year, was confident and it showed. The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg senior brought home the Integrity Award.

  • Rallying for Justin

    Justin Thurman’s friends plan to celebrate his life Saturday afternoon just the way he lived it: by going for a cruise.
    “He liked to ride four-wheelers, drive fast stuff, have fun and hang out with his friends,” said Dalton Satterly, 19, who is organizing a combination fundraiser and cruise Saturday afternoon.
    “You name it, he’d want to do it.”

  • Alton Road residents to have their say

    At least 100 Alton Road residents have signed a petition that calls for a survey that will prove once and for all their contention that Alton Road (Highway 151) is not safe for heavy truck traffic.
    “We know what the answer will be,” said longtime Alton Road resident Tom Isaacs, who is helping to organize a public meeting to discuss the road, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Alton Christian Church.

  • Blaze flattens home on Wildcat Road

    Anderson County firefighters battled frigid temperatures for nearly four hours Monday night when a fire destroyed a home at 1471 Wildcat Road.

    Homeowner Christy Frankum was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, according to Battalion Chief Chris Harrod.

    Harrod said the home was a total loss.

    The fire was called in around 10:30 p.m., and firefighters from all five stations battled for nearly four hours to put it out.

    No cause had been determined as of early Tuesday morning, said Harrod.

  • Man killed in Glensboro Road wreck

    One man is confirmed dead following what appears to be a single-vehicle wreck earlier this morning on Glensboro Road.

    The man’s identity has not been released. The wreck occurred just past Dry Dock Road. The vehicle appeared to be heading west on Glensboro Road when it went off the road, through a heavily wooded area and flipped just yards before Hammonds Creek.

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary students named to honor roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the school announced.

    All A’s

    Jordan Ball

    Jenna Beasley

    Josh Brooks

    Brianna Burkhead

    Brooklyn Burgard

    Donna Campbell

    Gillian Case

    Elisabeth Chilton

    Adam Cook

    Hannah Cox

    Landon Drury

    Rayleen Flygstad

    Mia Flynn

    Sophie Grigsby

    Hailee Harvey

    Emily Hudson

    Audra Hunter

    Chaz King